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  1. You are talking about Group Notices and Group chat postings here, not SL Events - where only one post per event is allowed (but not enforced). We restrict our hostesses to post one club Group Notice/ hour, or 2 for a 2 hr event, the initial and half-time. Many patrons are not logged in for the first notice, and it's normal for offline notices to be capped, so they don't see any notice unless a 1/2 time notice is sent. Of course if the sim crashes during an event, you can post when the sim comes back up to please come back everyone that crashed out.
  2. The owner at my club must think it is, since to reduce this added expense he has directed the staff event poster to post one combo event per day. There are about 42 events/week (12 hrs of active events/day), which if posted individually just once per event would cost around 9000 $L/month extra. He also pays a salary to two staff managers, pays for a Live singer event 5 times/month at about 2500 $L/event, and of course pays the full sim tier for a private island. With the shop and apartment rentals, and venue tip jars he is lucky for the club to break even each month. Adding another $36 USD expense/month would mean he operates at a loss. His club has been operating continuously in SL for eleven years, with the same owner and manager, and much of the same staff, and has never shut down or even moved location. Not many music venues can claim that - so it's possible he knows what he is doing. I disagree with his cost saving decision of one combo event/day for 6 performers, because one can no longer search for a performer by name, and the one event/day is posted around 2pm slt. By the evening hours, the event posting will no longer show up in a daily ongoing list in the Nightlife listing. Most event seekers only check ongoing listings, which with the multiple page listings, hide the earlier combo event post. Since events are sorted by date and time, nobody will page backwards to find a future event in real time. That is not intuitive, and was not needed before the fees and combo postings started this week.
  3. Same thing I suggested, and it would not require extra fees either. Charging will cause non sex M-rated music/dance clubs to combine all events into one event per day. This is NOT doing it right if you want to search for a particular artist or DJ. The artist/performer/DJ names are NOT listed in the combo event name. Therefore there is no way to search for them. You have to page through all the venues looking for the one a day listing, open that listing, and see if who you are searching for is there. Do this for every day there is a listing until you find your artist. This is big step backward, vs present method: Enter artist name in Search box and instantly see all venues and times they are playing. 10 secs vs 10 mins searching through combo listings. You should also use the Firestorm in-viewer search. The LL web based search lists 15 events/page, and does NOT list all the details of the event (unless you open another web page for that event - ugh). And yes you have to page forever to find an event unless you use Search. But Search tells you nothing about the actual event anymore for a combo posting. There is not enough room to list the details for all six events in one event listing. The original V1 Search got it right, and it is still in Firestorm and Singularity. But nobody seems to know this or care. And as most here admit, they have not used SL Events for years, and do not know how to use it or where to find the best display format.
  4. Use the Search filters (Rating, Category, and Keywords) and it won't be a mess. Use the Firestorm viewer SL Events and NOT the horrible web search. The fee will not reduce the Adult sex spam at all. The new fees have already made it impossible to find performers and artists, when the club has reduced their listing to one composite event listing/day - for 12 hours of events. This only hurts the performers and the venues that host them. I am so tired of hearing how charging a fee will improve anything. That is simply false hope, and that is for the record too.
  5. If you join a venue's group, you won't be using SL Events for that venue. So from your argument, SL should simply close down the Events listing entirely. Everyone here claims they don't know what they are looking for in Events, and all they see is spam. When you use Google Search, do you have any idea what keywords you want to search with? SL Events should be used by those looking for an event they do not know about, or finding where a performer will be that day. It's ridiculous to think everyone has enough groups for every DJ, club, performer, clothing shops, sales events, social groups, etc. If you are looking for a new artist, or performer, or music venue, you will not already be in their group, will you?
  6. They didn't "make" $40 from the service, since they paid $99 for the service. But if you insist this is a real business, then list $99 as a business expense, and $40 as income. Your net business income is negative $55, which you should claim as a business deduction for tax purposes. The $99 is a service fee, with debatable value. Business fees are deductible. Not many businesses would survive spending $99 for every $40 earned.
  7. Same old apologists here - move the Adult sex crap to it's own Category. Learn to use Categories and Search. There is no spam if you know what you are doing. There is already a long thread about this - so this one will soon be closed. The only result of this extra fee so far is to make it MORE difficult to find a performer or DJ Event!
  8. You paid $99 and got some of it back. That's not really income. And it's not a business. LL won't generate a 1099 for $40/yr stipend refund on your premium. If you get any 1099 and you are required to file income tax because you are above the minimum for filing a return, then you should add any 1099 income since the IRS also gets the same 1099 in their files. And subtract any business expenses from that income. If I deposit $100 into SL, and then take back $90 as a Process Credit into pay pal, that sure isn't income for me. It is income for Linden Labs though, the 10% in processing fees they collected for taking and returning my money.
  9. Heh, I wasn't thinking of you being anti-DJ. There are others posting here that I was thinking of, but you can't mention names here without a timeout for personal attacks. I also added more to my post not related to your Premium member humor, just venting my frustration with some other comments in this topic. The DJ's and hostesses have also been told they can not post their own events now in this club, because it would upset the format, or something. I expect not everyone will bend over to this new rule.
  10. Highly unlikely this is the case. The only club owners that would need Premium are those that purchased land on the mainland. You don't need Premium to rent land anywhere, or to rent on any private region from a land baron, or to purchase a private island region from Linden Lab. Most club owners will absorb the costs from their venue tip jars, and probably will cut down posting for every event. That means a DJ or artist will not be searchable in Events, since Search only looks for words in the Event Name. This will cause unending joy to those here that think DJ's do not hold real events, that all clubs suck, and that there are only really 6 events/day in all of Second Life. In other words the hermits who never use SL Events in the first place. One of the clubs I go to has decided to only post one Event per day, listing all of the actual events in one Event , entirely to save more than one $50L/Event per day. There will be no performer or DJ name in the Event name, meaning you can not search for a particular performer. Also this one daily event will roll off the list later in the day, making events after around 6pm SLT not visible. Few are going to set the date back, or scroll back in past time to find an upcoming event. Again, joyous news to all the club and DJ haters in this forum.
  11. They didn't waste any time adding the fees for SL Event postings. So now, according to LL, all the "spam" will go away. And the moon is made of green cheese. From the Create a new event web page: "Create a new event At the Basic subscription level, the fee for creating an event is L$50. At the Premium level, the fee is only L$10. Learn more about Premium or upgrade now. I understand that my account will be charged L$50 for each event I create" Just another way to get that Premium upfront cash.
  12. I think the Status page is automated with canned messages, and is not updated when there are changes late in the day. It always runs behind real-time. The techs that actually restart regions are not the same that post the Status reports. They probably quit at 5pm and hit the local bars. I am on the Main Channel. When I posted above my sim monitor was still reading 6 days, because my last restart was at 06:37 SLT on Nov 26, Tuesday. This free sim monitor is rather useful - Region Performance Monitor Version 1.04 - Search on MP. It is a free service from Dream Seeker Estates but works for any land. My outage log: Last Seen Sim Start Duration Date & Time Date & Time Min/Max 2019-11-26 06:16:34 2019-11-26 06:37:18 10 / 20 2019-11-22 09:51:56 2019-11-22 09:55:07 0 / 3 2019-11-12 07:53:32 2019-11-12 08:17:21 13 / 23 2019-11-05 11:15:45 2019-11-05 11:20:56 0 / 5 2019-11-05 11:11:01 2019-11-05 11:15:45 0 / 4 2019-11-05 10:47:15 2019-11-05 10:51:21 0 / 4 2019-11-05 10:38:31 2019-11-05 10:47:15 0 / 8 2019-11-05 08:37:39 2019-11-05 10:38:31 110 / 120 2019-11-04 07:44:22 2019-11-04 07:47:28 0 / 3 2019-11-04 07:41:29 2019-11-04 07:44:22 0 / 2 2019-10-25 08:09:54 2019-10-25 08:17:43 0 / 7 2019-10-15 07:42:46 2019-10-15 08:06:18 13 / 23 2019-10-08 04:59:50 2019-10-08 05:00:00 0 / 0 2019-09-28 02:53:34 2019-09-28 03:13:53 10 / 20
  13. Calleta is really screwed up. Physics Time is way too high when the scripts run fall to 1%. Some animesh object caught in a wall or hole? I see Physics time as high at 16 ms when Dilation drops to 0.50.
  14. "Regions will be restarted if they have been running for more than 10 days on Tuesday (Main Channel) and Wednesday (RCs) regardless of whether or not new code is being deployed, for the general health and well being of the Simulators." In progress - Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary.Dec 3, 03:00 PST A restart for regions running over 10 days is maintenance. And it's happening now. My region was restarted 6 days ago, so no restart for me.
  15. Very well done inside and out! Amazing what 1 LI mesh can do. I particularly enjoyed being dragged around on my head by your horsey carousel
  16. I was flying around last night and saw the same thing at Todd's Landing. I could run right up to it and sometimes it appeared, and sometimes it was an unrezzed region that would block me from entering. Depended on the angle of approach too. And it was always on the Big map, since it existed if you were in the region. I finally gave up and just figured the moles would fix it when they get back.
  17. This is also the category where music and dance clubs with DJ's appear. If you are simply looking for a DJ music/dance venue, and you got the above list, than this is unwanted spam. The above list includes M and G rated clubs - so where are they? Overwhelmed by the trashy sex joints and escort services. One solution is for LL to create a new category only for dance and music DJ clubs that are M-rated. And create another category called Adult Sex - where only adult rated sims could list their "events". Put all the sex listings in their own category. I am sure the Johns looking for a one hour companion would appreciate that too. What to do about M-rated music and dance clubs located on an Adult region is another issue. They would not be allowed to post in the M-rated club category unless there was another way to prove they were not another adult sex club. There needs to be a way to separate the obvious pay for sex adult joints, from normal M-rated DJ and music clubs, or this adult spam problem will never be solved. And my suggestion that people intelligently learn to use the search functions seems to be way too much to expect from SL Residents.
  18. And here is the same Firestorm Event search listing with Adult Unchecked: Clubs that are Adult category with Moderate content do not show here - it was the club owners choice to locate on an Adult rated sim. You notice the total absence of trashy pay for sex spam with Adult unchecked?
  19. Category selection IS a part of Searching. I use Live music category all the time, and seldom see any adult spam, when viewing G, M, and A rating listings. There is no issue with the Live Music Category. And all other categories are not overloaded with spam, EXCEPT Nightlife/Entertainment! Here is the Nightlife first page listing for today, with Adult (and G and M) categories checked. Not a single M or G rated listing from 3AM to 9AM! Please tell me these trashy sex joints will all go away if they have to pay for listing. There is a LOT of pay for sex involved at these joints, and I don't mean 50 $L/act.
  20. The LL announcement - Basic members have to pay for every event, reoccurring or not: "We’ve heard many complaints from our Residents about duplicated event listings and spam. To combat this problem, we’re introducing a nominal fee which will help discourage spamming and encourage higher-quality events from committed event hosts. Basic members will be charged L$50 to create an event listing while Premium members will pay L$10. On the heels of this change, we will introduce the ability for Premium members to schedule recurring events." It is not clear whether reoccurring event listings will also cost L$10 for each reoccurring event for Premium - most likely they will. I still have to laugh at their reason for the increases. Spam will always be there, but it is easily removed by intelligent use of the Search functions. Duplicates for the SAME event are rare, hardly causing spam. The "complainers" are most likely people still using the SL Viewer and the web-based Events page, and those that still can't figure out Search. LL should just refer complainers to the Firestorm viewer and the internal SL Event App (which Singularity also uses btw)
  21. Any club owner that puts an M-rated club on an Adult sim deserves to have his event postings blocked by turning off Adult listings. The Adult sex "club" spam is the major cause of spam. If that's what you are looking for, just turn Adult only on in SL Events. Simply using the available search tools already there solves the spam and " omg, it's a mess" complaints. This is just another LL business decision to encourage more basic members to upgrade to Premium. It will be listed as another Premium perk, no charge for recurring events and only 10 $L per unique listing, vs 50 $L and pay for each one. As far as solving the sex spam problem, it won't do a thing - just wait and see.
  22. Turn off Adult and you won't see adult club spam. LL is really to blame for not building a compact inworld SL Events app in their viewer. They could always use the Firestorm Search app, but they won't, because of NIH syndrome. The web version has no search box and no way to turn off Adult, just page through 49 pages of listings for one day, 15 to a page. Nobody can use that - and it's SL's bad design, not the SL Event posters fault. You can find another web version via the browser that has the search and adult filters but still needs too much paging. I think SL Events was designed by three LL committees that never spoke to each other. It's a mess because it's hard to find, there are several versions, and has nothing that is easy to use in their SL viewer. So their solution is to charge for listings. Hardly a "needed change". The main difference will be fewer legitimate listings for G and M-rated clubs - because not every hostess will spend $99 USD to upgrade to Premium, and few club owners will reimburse the hostess or event poster the $99. Most clubs are run by owners and managers and staff that are NOT Premium. They have been in SL for over 10 years, often rent private regions and parcels, and have no use for Premium. And no one will spend 2000 $L/week to list their events at 50 $L/event, unless they are running Adult sex sites.
  23. What is wrong with you folks? When you want to use Google Search, do you enter "the" and then complain it is full of spam because you get back 50 million hits? Searching with a keyword or words is your friend. Are you assuming SL users are unable to use any search machine? Do they complain they can never find a thing in their inventory because they never learned how to search? Don't they teach that in first grade now? Even you old timers, 15 yrs in SL, must have heard of Search. Remember Alta Vista? Well SL Events also has a Search box!! Use it to find what you want, and stop complaining! Charging won't change a thing - it is just another way to generate piddly revenue for SL. And use the categories too, I know how difficult remembering all these things must be, which is why you just list everything about everything and claim its a mess.
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